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The Scooches Drop “Stop This Climate Change” Single for Earth Day

Global folk sensation The Scooches have announced the April 21st release of “Stop This Climate Change,” just in time for Earth Day.



The Scooches

Global folk sensation The Scooches have announced the April 21st release of “Stop This Climate Change,” a poetic and uplifting call to action fraught with cataclysmic imagery yet infused with the desire for change.

Arriving in time for Earth Day, the lyric “We’ve got to stop this climate and change” refers to the climate of helplessness and denial that surrounds climate change. Vocalist Betina Hershey wrote the song about interpersonal relationships with each other but also with Mother Earth because, collectively, the human race must stop denying climate change.

Featuring a stately co-lead vocal by the gifted Miles Griffith and spiritually-elevated musicianship by multi-instrumentalist Nick Russo, the excursion concludes with a passage of thought-provoking spoken word by Brooklyn rapper Ra$h Ca$h as a hypnotic Indian-influenced outro propelled by Aditya Phatak (tabla), Mamadou Ba (bass), and Harvey Wirht (drums) carries strength to the promised land. The uplifting vocals, harmonies, rhythms, instruments, and visceral message combine into a bold and jubilant declaration of unity. Climate change is not irreversible. Together, we can and will make a difference.

Hershey comments:

“Our goal for this song is to inspire people to roll up their sleeves and take action. The purple hands on our album cover symbolize the magic that comes with hard work! We recycle, compost, use compostable garbage bags, and bike or walk whenever we can. We can’t afford to deny our impact on the Earth. Let’s come together and truly believe we can create positive change.”

A portion of the proceeds generated from the single, available on all major streaming platforms, including Soundcloud, Bandcamp, Spotify, Apple, Amazon, and Pandora, will benefit Sierra Club, the most enduring and influential grassroots environmental organization in the U.S., one whose purpose is to defend everyone’s right to a healthy world.

Led by Hershey and Russo, The Scooches, formerly known as Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches, have assembled a world-class lineup of standout musicians from New York, Suriname, Sapelo Island (Georgia), Mexico, and the Caribbean on Lift You Up (due July 14 via On The Bol Records). The new 13-song collection builds upon the exuberance that made 2018’s Get Us Out Of Fearland (#2 on the International Folk Alliance Chart) and Very Next Thing (2016) a transcendent breath of fresh air.

The Scooches “Stop This Climate Change” single artwork

The Scooches “Stop This Climate Change” single artwork

Lift You Up Track Listing:

1. Lift You Up
2. Let’s Grow Our Roots Deep And True
3. Stop This Climate Change
4. Open A Door
5. I Broke The Egg
6. Leavin’
7. What’s Meant to Last Will Last
8. Run
9. Spread Your Wings And Fly
10. Give It To Me Real
11. Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me ‘Round
12. Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me ‘Round – Gullah Geechee

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